Matcha / Green tea is fine for one or two years if kept in the refrigerator. If kept in the freezer, its freshness will be preserved indefinitely. However, if left in a cool, dark place, the color and taste will change in 3-4 months, especially in the summer. Also, even if kept in the refrigerator, Matcha / Green tea easily absorbs scents, so please be careful not to store it with strong-smelling items as the smell may transfer. Therefore, the expiration date is just a “guide” when stored in a cool, dark place.
Collection: Yame Matcha / Highest Quality Genuine Authentic Japanese Matcha
Experience a centuries-old tradition with [Dreaming Matcha] Only the highest-grade authentic Japanese matcha powder is selected to help retain its nutritional properties. Enjoy a smooth, rich, and creamy texture perfect for any occasion.
Matcha Green Tea Powder Grades
Mukoh Matcha's Matcha Green Tea Powder is available in different grades, which are determined by the quality of the tea leaves used, and method of cultivation, and the processing methods.
[The High-End Grades of Matcha]
There are various grades of matcha available, even within the realm of "Mukoh Matcha." Generally, the matcha you find on the market falls into the categories of Culinary Grade, Confectionary Grade (Green), or occasionally a slightly lower grade. Matcha is often used to make lattes with milk or incorporated into desserts, which means you don't necessarily need to obsess over the grade to enjoy it.
However, if you aim to savor the essence of matcha itself or are interested in matcha for its rich natural nutritional content, we recommend the Premium Grade (Purple), which can be easily dissolved in water, delivering a delicious experience.
For those seeking a taste of "high-end matcha," consider trying the Ceremonial Grade (Gold), which is stone-ground. Stone grinding ensures that no heat is introduced, preserving the true essence of matcha's flavor.
Within the range of "Mukoh Matcha," you can discover even higher-quality and luxurious matcha options.One of the most extravagant offerings is matcha made from "Gyokuro," a variety of tea considered the finest in Japan. What makes it truly exceptional is that it's crafted using Gyokuro tea leaves from the renowned tea-producing region of Yame.
"Yame Traditional Authentic Gyokuro" is so rare and precious that even within the limited production of Gyokuro tea, very few qualify as "Yame Traditional Authentic Gyokuro" due to the skill, effort, and scarcity of producers. The tea has received geographical indication (GI) certification from the government, underscoring its rarity and uniqueness.
All the matcha from "Mukoh Matcha" is born out of a strong bond with Yame's tea farmers. It is 100% Yame-grown and follows the principles of Direct Trade.
The product of “Mukoh Matcha” is based on the concept of “something that you and your loved ones can consume”. Therefore, Mukoh Matcha deals with green tea, matcha, and food that we are familiar with, and we have a clear understanding of where, by whom, and how the products are made.
This is the highest-quality luxurious matcha (powdered green tea) made from 100% Yame-produced 'Yame Traditional Hon Gyokuro.' Among Gyokuro teas, 'Yame Traditional Hon Gyokuro' is an extremely rare variety, with only a minimal quantity produced. This exceptional matcha is made by grinding the entire rare 'Yame Traditional Hon Gyokuro' tea leaves into powder.
Ceremonial Grade: This is the Highest Quality Matcha Green Tea Powder, made from the first ( spring ) leaves harvest of the year, the youngest, most tender tea leaves. Stone ground into a fine powder. Ceremonial GradeMatcha Green Tea Powder has a vibrant green color, and a sweet, delicate flavor. It is used for traditional Japanese tea ceremonies and is best enjoyed on its own or with simple snacks.
The green tea leaves used to make Ceremonial GradeMatcha Green Tea Powder is carefully selected and are then steamed, dried, and stone-ground into a fine Ceremonial GradeMatcha Green Tea Powder using traditional methods. The Ceremonial GradeMatcha Green Tea Powder has a bright, vibrant green color and a smooth, velvety texture, and is characterized by a sweet, delicate flavor with a hint of umami.
Ceremonial GradeMatcha Green Tea Powder is best enjoyed as a pure Matcha Green Tea Drink, whisked with hot water in a bowl using a bamboo whisk. It is traditionally served with Japanese sweets to balance the flavor and is sipped slowly to savor the complex taste and aroma.
In addition to its delicious taste, Ceremonial GradeMatcha Green Tea Powder is also packed with antioxidants, amino acids, and other natural nutrients that are known to provide a range of health benefits, including improved focus, energy, and metabolism. The Ceremonial GradeMatcha Green Tea Powder has also been shown to promote relaxation, reduce stress, and boost the immune system.
Overall, Ceremonial GradeMatcha Green Tea Powder is a luxurious and delicious tea that is highly regarded for its quality, flavor, and health benefits.
Premium GradeMatcha Green Tea Powder is a High-Quality type of Matcha that is made from young tea leaves. The tea leaves are harvested in the first ( Spring ) of the year to create a fine, vibrant green powder that can be used in a variety of ways.
The leaves used to make Premium GradeMatcha Green Tea Powder is typically slightly more mature than those used to make Ceremonial Matcha Green Tea Powder, but are still selected for their tender, young growth. They are steamed, dried, and ground into a fine powder by machine, not stone ground. Premium GradeMatcha Green Tea Powder has a bright, fresh flavor and a smooth, creamy texture.
It is versatile and can be used in a variety of ways, including as a pure Matcha Green Tea, as a culinary ingredient, or as an ingredient in smoothies, lattes, and other drinks.
Premium GradeMatcha Green Tea Powder is also highly nutritious, containing high levels of antioxidants, amino acids, and other natural nutrients known to provide various health benefits. It is believed to help improve mental clarity, boost energy and metabolism, and promote relaxation and stress relief.
Overall, Premium GradeMatcha Green Tea Powder is a High Quality and versatile Matcha Green Tea Powder that is highly regarded for its flavor and health benefits. It is an excellent choice for those who want to enjoy the benefits of matcha.
Culinary & Confectionary Grade: This is used second ( summer ) leaves harvest of the year and is Lower Quality Matcha Green Tea Powder than Ceremonial or Premium Grade but our Culinary & Confectionary Grade Matcha Green Tea Powder is still not the lowest quality compared to ones in the market. It is suitable for use in cooking, baking, and smoothies.
Culinary & Confectionary Grade Matcha Green Tea Powder is a lower grade of Matcha Green Tea Powder that is primarily used as an ingredient in cooking and baking, rather than as a pure tea. It is made from slightly older tea leaves than Ceremonial or Premium Grade Matcha Green Tea Powder and is harvested and processed in a way that makes it more affordable and easier to use in larger quantities.
The tea leaves used to make Culinary & Confectionary Grade Matcha Green Tea Powder is typically grown in the sun, rather than in the shade like Higher Grade Matcha Green Tea Powder such as Ceremonial Grade Matcha Green Tea Powder and Premium Grade Matcha Green Tea Powder, which results in a coarser texture and a more bitter flavor. They are also processed using mechanical grinding methods, rather than the traditional stone ground methods used for higher grades of Matcha Green Tea Powder.
Despite its lower quality, Culinary & Confectionary Grade Matcha Green Tea Powder still contains a range of natural nutrients and health benefits, including high levels of antioxidants and amino acids. However, its bitter flavor and coarser texture make it less suitable for drinking as a pure Matcha Green Tea, and it is instead used primarily as an ingredient in recipes.
Culinary & Confectionary Grade Matcha Green Tea Powder is a versatile ingredient that can be used in a variety of recipes, including baked goods, smoothies, and savory dishes. It adds vibrant green color and a unique, slightly bitter flavor to recipes, and can also provide a nutritional boost to dishes.
Overall, Culinary & Confectionary Grade Matcha Green Tea Powder is a more affordable and versatile option for those who want to enjoy matcha's flavor and health benefits in their cooking and baking. While it may not be suitable for drinking as a pure Matcha Green Tea, it is a great way to add a unique twist to your favorite recipes.
[Matcha Health Benefits]
[Authentic, Rare, High-Quality, Valuable 100% Yame Matcha Green Tea Powder]made from Yame green tea Leaves. Yame tea is known for its high quality and is often considered one of the top green teas in Japan.
Health Benefits: Matcha is known for its high concentration of antioxidants, which help protect against cell damage and reduce the risk of chronic diseases. It also contains caffeine, which can boost energy and mental focus. Additionally, Matcha is said to aid in weight loss, improve digestion, and boost the immune system.
Unique Flavor: Matcha has a distinctive, earthy flavor that sets it apart from other types of tea. It can be enjoyed as a hot or cold beverage and is often used in baking and cooking as well.
Ritualistic Tradition: Matcha has a long-standing cultural significance in Japanese tea ceremonies and is often associated with a sense of tranquility and relaxation. Incorporating Matcha into one's daily routine can be seen as a mindful and grounding practice.
Versatility: Matcha can be consumed in various forms, including as a tea, latte, smoothie, or even as an ingredient in desserts and savory dishes. This versatility allows for a wide range of options for incorporating Matcha into one's diet.
Sustainability: Matcha is often produced using traditional farming methods that prioritize sustainability and environmental stewardship. This can appeal to consumers who are conscious of their impact on the environment and seek out products that align with their values.
[600 years of Tea History]
Indulge in the rich and centuries-old tradition of Yamecha with our premium Yame Matcha green tea powder. Made from the finest, rare, and valuable Yame green tea, our matcha boasts a smooth, earthy flavor and is packed with antioxidants and other health-boosting nutrients.
Sourced from a region with over 600 years of history in green tea production, our Yame Matcha is a true delicacy, crafted with expert care and precision to bring you the ultimate tea-drinking experience. Treat yourself to the taste of time-honored quality with every sip of our exquisite Yame Tea Matcha.
[Yamecha / Yame tea]
Yame Tea is a brand of tea produced in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan. It is a rare and highly esteemed brand, accounting for only about 3% of the total Japanese tea production.
Yame Tea is particularly renowned for its exceptional production of traditional premium Gyokuro tea, which holds approximately 45% of the national market share. As a result, Yame Tea boasts the highest average unit price among Japanese teas and is recognized as one of the top luxury tea-producing regions in the country.
The origin of Yame Tea dates back to the year 1423, during the Muromachi period, when the Buddhist monk Eirin Shuzen, returning from China, established Reiganji Temple in Kuroki Town. Along with the temple, he introduced the cultivation and drinking methods of Ming-style (kamairi) tea to the local village headman, Tarojirokyu Matsuo. This marked the beginning of Yame Tea's rich history, which has now reached its 600th anniversary in 2023.
The Yame region is characterized by a geological formation of alluvial plains, where sediment (humus soil) transported by both the Chikugo River and the Yabe River has alternately accumulated. The teas cultivated in this region are known for their rich flavors and sweetness, as evaluated by sensory examinations.
The area's propensity for fog also contributes to the unique qualities of Yame Tea. The gentle slopes of the tea fields, shrouded in mist, provide just the right amount of shade, allowing for the enhanced production of amino acids (such as theanine, glutamic acid, and arginine), which are responsible for the umami taste in tea. This natural occurrence has long made Yame Tea highly prized as a form of premium Gyokuro tea.
"Mukoh Matcha" prides itself on delivering high-quality green tea and matcha sourced exclusively from Fukuoka, Japan's lush, water-rich Yame region, where tea production has been passed down through generations of expert farmers over the past 600 years.
Unfortunately, even if it is labeled as "Yame tea," it often contains only a small amount of Yame tea and mostly consists of tea from other regions. In contrast, "Mukoh Matcha" guarantees its green tea & matcha are "100% Yame tea" and "single-origin", coming directly from award-winning tea gardens.
As a mail-order business, "Mukoh Matcha" places the utmost importance on trust, reliability, and promptness to ensure that customers can enjoy the authentic taste of Japanese Green Tea & Matcha with complete peace of mind.
In addition to our retail offerings, "Mukoh Matcha" also offers wholesale orders for businesses and individuals interested in purchasing our premium green tea and matcha products in larger quantities. Whether you're looking to stock up for your own tea shop or offer our products to your customers, we are committed to delivering the same exceptional quality and authenticity that has made us a trusted choice for tea enthusiasts around the world. Please contact us for more information on our wholesale pricing and ordering options. Authentic Japanese Green Tea & Matcha [Mukoh Matcha]